Yankees Vs Blue Jays Odds: New York Still Rolling

New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge, center, accepts congratulations from teammates in the dugout after hitting a home run against the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday, May 3, 2022, in Toronto.
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Betting on baseball is easy, apparently. Just throw some bucks down on the New York Yankees, get paid, then reinvest the next day.

The Yankees extended their winning streak to 11 on Tuesday, and they’re favored to keep it going again Wednesday in the series finale against the Toronto Blue Jays.

With the Bronx Bombers eyeing 12 in a row, Props.com breaks down Yankees vs Blue Jays odds for Wednesday.

Odds via PointsBet USA of 4:45 p.m. ET on May 4.

New York Yankees (18-6) vs Toronto Blue Jays (15-10)

Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr., right, argues with umpire Ron Kulpa, left, as Toronto manager Charlie Montoyo, second from left, and third baseman Matt Chapman, second from right, try to intervene on Tuesday, May 3, 2022, in Toronto.
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First pitch/TV: 7:07 p.m. ET/MLB Network & MLB.TV
Moneyline: Yankees -155/Blue Jays +130
Runline: Yankees -1.5 (+115)/Blue Jays +1.5 (-136)
Total: 8 (Over -121/Under +100)
Pitching matchup: LHP Nestor Cortes (1-0, 1.31 ERA, 0.87 WHIP) vs LHP Yusei Kikuchi (0-1, 5.52 ERA, 1.91 WHIP)
Season series: Yankees lead 4-2 after two victories to start this three-game set.

Did you know: Blue Jays have lost two in a row for the first time in 32 games, dating to last September.

About the Yankees

Hits & Misses: The Yankees waited out Blue Jays starter Alek Manoah, then bruised the Toronto bullpen to earn a 9-1 victory Tuesday as +123 underdogs. Manoah allowed one run on three hits in six innings, but New York starter Jameson Taillon was able to match him, allowing one run on five hits in six frames. When Manoah was pulled, the Yankees immediately broke through with a six-run seventh to take command. The Yankees were underdogs Tuesday for the first time during the 11-game win streak. They were favorites of -170 or better in the first nine victories, which came against teams with losing records (Cleveland, Baltimore and Kansas City). The Yankees have the longest win streak in baseball this season, and it is the team’s longest winning streak since taking 13 in a row last August. Tuesday’s win extended the Yankees’ lead to 3.5 games in the AL East over Toronto.

Cortes vs Blue Jays: The left-hander has been dominant for the Yankees this season, allowing only three earned runs in 20.2 innings, with 28 strikeouts and just three walks. Despite stellar stats, Cortes is officially only 1-0 with three no-decisions. (The Yankees won three of his four starts, and Cortes didn’t allow a run in the lone defeat.) One of the no-decisions came against Toronto on April 12, when Cortes pitched 4.1 scoreless innings, allowing three hits with five strikeouts and no walks in a 4-0 Yankees victory. He made only one start against the Blue Jays last season, allowing two runs in six innings in a 6-4 defeat.

Key injuries: LF Joey Gallo (groin) missed a third straight game Tuesday and is listed as questionable for Wednesday.

About the Blue Jays

Hits & Misses: The Blue Jays are scuffling a bit, with a 5-5 record in their last 10 games, and after Tuesday’s loss, Toronto has a negative run differential for the season (-8). Despite that, the Blue Jays still have the fourth-best record in the AL. Toronto’s bullpen wasted a fine effort by Manoah on Tuesday, as Austin Cimber and Julian Merryweather combined to allow six runs (four earned) while recording only one out in the seventh inning. Blue Jays relievers rank 24th in team ERA (4.05), according to FanGraphs.

Kikuchi vs Yankees: The left-hander has had a rough start to the season, allowing 12 runs (nine earned) in only 14.2 innings, with 13 strikeouts and 13 walks. Kikuchi is 0-1, but the Blue Jays have lost all four of his starts, including the April 12 game in which he opposed Cortes and the Yankees. He allowed three runs (two earned) on five hits in 3.1 innings in New York’s 4-0 victory. His longest outing this season is five innings against Boston on April 19; otherwise, he hasn’t made it out of the fourth inning. Kikuchi left Seattle to sign a three-year, $36 million deal with the Blue Jays in the offseason.

Key injuries: RF Teoscar Hernandez (oblique) is on a rehab assignment at Class-A Dunedin and is not expected to return to the Blue Jays until Thursday. RP Tayler Saucedo is on the 10-day injured list with right hip discomfort.

Notable Trends

  • NYY is on runs of 14-3 as a favorite and 6-1 as a road favorite
  • TOR is 8-2 in its last 10 vs. left-handed SPs
  • TOR is 1-5 in its last six as a home underdog
  • Over is 4-0 in NYY’s last four vs. left-handed SPs
  • Under is 7-3 in NYY’s last 10 road games
  • Under is 5-2 in TOR’s last seven overall (all at home)
  • Road team is 18-7 in 25 series meetings since the start of 2021
  • Under is 5-2 in the last seven Yankees-Blue Jays battles
  • Under is 5-0 in Cortes’ last five starts vs. AL East foes

Yankees vs Blue Jays Odds and Action

UPDATE 4:45 P.M. ET: As could be expected for a team that has won 11 straight, the Yankees are drawing heavy action from bettors at PointsBet USA. New York opened as only a -115 favorite early Tuesday but moved to -140 by Tuesday evening. And the line has not slowed down Wednesday, motoring through -145 all the way to -155, with 71% of bets and 84% of money on the Yankees. The total opened at 7.5 (Over -120) and is up to 8 (Over -121), with 66% of bets and 65% of money on the Over.

UPDATE NOON ET: New York opened a modest -115 favorite early Tuesday in DraftKings’ Yankees vs Blue Jays odds market and climbed to -141 by Tuesday night. Since then, the Yankees have peaked multiple times at -145, where they now sit, with Toronto a +125 underdog. Early ticket count is 5/1 and early money almost 2/1 on the Yankees. The total opened at 8 (Under -115), got to 8.5 this morning and is now 8.5 (Under -120). The Under is taking 57% of tickets/53% of money.